Rick Thomas Managing Director Zurich Beach

Rick began his reinsurance career developing models in the early nineties first with CARtograph in the UK, then with Partner Re in Switzerland.

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He has developed models for Earthquake, Hurricane and European wind as well as overseeing the development of models for Hail and Flood. This model development experience is complemented by considerable reinsurance underwriting and broking experience. At Partner Re he ran the international Catastrophe underwriting unit for seven years, having previously been underwriter for Asia and Australia. After leaving Partner Re in 2011 he advised an ILS investor on their Cat bond portfolio and potential, and then moved into broking with three and a half years at Willis Re followed by his current role running the Beach Zurich office. In addition to various client, ILS and project roles at Willis he was also responsible for the strategy and commercialisation of the Willis Research network, as well as serving as the Willis representative on the OASIS board for a year.